Written Documentation and Videos
MathPlayer User Manual
This manual is on
the Design Science website, and covers installation and use.
Chart of Navigation
Quick Reference Keys
Alternative formats of the Navigation Guide:
Navigation Tutorial for NVDA
This tutorial (309 KB DOCX
file) is aimed at users of the NVDA screen reader in Microsoft Word.
The math navigation features can also be used with NVDA in browsers, and without
NVDA using the speech toolbar that is installed with
Expression supplement for Navigation Tutorial:
A guide to using all of the features in NVDA, including math navigation, can
NV Access site. There is also an audio guide
Step-by-step instruction on authoring math with MathType inside Microsoft
Word and setting it to speak as desired.
Download (4.3 MB DOCX file)
Authoring Tutorial Workbook
The workbook (235 KB
DOCX file) contains examples for use with the tutorial.
This optional tool (13.5 MB
ZIP file) is for advanced users who wish to use an interactive tool to build
their own .eqp files containing combinations of frequently-used preferences. To
install, first unzip the archive, and then run Setup.Exe. It may be necessary to
use Run-as-Administrator. If Setup indicates that any of its files are older
than matching files already on your system, you should retain your existing
(newer) files. .Eqp files can, alternatively, be created manually with any text
editor, as described in the Authoring Tutorial.
ClearSpeak Rules and Preferences
A complete guide to the speech rules and preferences built into ClearSpeak.
(1.3 MB DOCX file)
This set of examples for testing ClearSpeak
capabilities consists of 16 DOCX files, contained in a single 4.2 MB ZIP file.
Video Series: How to Author Spoken Math using MathType
We recommend viewing the videos in the order shown. They refer to some of the
written materials that that are currently being finalized and will be linked to
this page here once ready. You will also need to download the
archive containing speech rules and preferences "EQP" files
then extract the files to your computer. You can choose any location on your
computer that you find convenient. One possibility is to create a folder called
"speech" under the MathType Preferences folder (where print preferences are
stored). The following shows standard locations for 32- and 64-bit versions of
32-bit systems: C:\Program Files\MathType\Preferences\Speech
64-bit systems: C:\Program Files (x86)\MathType\Preferences\Speech
If you do not have administrative rights to your computer, you may not be
able to save files to the locations given above. Instead, we suggest saving them
to the location referenced in the Authoring Tutorial, which is:
To follow along with the video to author and play back math you will need:
Basic introduction to authoring math expressions in ClearSpeak using MathType
and playing them using MathPlayer. This video describes required and optional
software, related documents that will soon be added to this site, and shows how
to play back math speech using MathPlayer in Word.
Video tutorial for getting started in MathType. Experienced MathType users
can skip this video.
How to use the built-in speech rules and preferences
How to set multiple speech preferences for a single math expression
How to enter and remove information specifying the exact speech (including
pauses if desired) to use for a math expression. Exact speech is to be used only
when the rules and preferences do not result in the speech desired.